Description : In 1967, John Gregory Dunne asked for unlimited access to the inner workings of Twentieth Century Fox. Miraculously, he got it. For one year Dunne went everywhere there was to go and talked to everyone worth talking to within the studio. He tracked every step of the creation of pictures like "Dr. Dolittle," "Planet of the Apes," and "The Boston Strangler." The result is a work of reportage that, thirty years later, may still be our most minutely observed and therefore most uproariously funny portrait of the motion picture business. Whether he is recounting a showdown between Fox's studio head and two suave shark-like agents, watching a producer's girlfriend steal a silver plate from a restaurant, or shielding his eyes against the glare of a Hollywood premiere where the guests include a chimp in a white tie and tails, Dunne captures his subject in all its showmanship, savvy, vulgarity, and hype. Not since F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West has anyone done Hollywood better. "Reads as racily as a novel...(Dunne) has a novelist's ear for speech and eye for revealing detail...Anyone who has tiptoed along those corridors of power is bound to say that Dunne's impressionism rings true."--Los Angeles Times
Description : The image of a tortured genius working in near isolation has long dominated our conceptions of the artist’s studio. Examples abound: think Jackson Pollock dripping resin on a cicada carcass in his shed in the Hamptons. But times have changed; ever since Andy Warhol declared his art space a “factory,” artists have begun to envision themselves as the leaders of production teams, and their sense of what it means to be in the studio has altered just as dramatically as their practices. The Studio Reader pulls back the curtain from the art world to reveal the real activities behind artistic production. What does it mean to be in the studio? What is the space of the studio in the artist’s practice? How do studios help artists envision their agency and, beyond that, their own lives? This forward-thinking anthology features an all-star array of contributors, ranging from Svetlana Alpers, Bruce Nauman, and Robert Storr to Daniel Buren, Carolee Schneemann, and Buzz Spector, each of whom locates the studio both spatially and conceptually—at the center of an art world that careens across institutions, markets, and disciplines. A companion for anyone engaged with the spectacular sites of art at its making, The Studio Reader reconsiders this crucial space as an actual way of being that illuminates our understanding of both artists and the world they inhabit.
Description : As the authors state in their opening chapter, prepare to be amazed. This beautiful book describes the revolution that the Reggio Emiliaatelier (art studio) brought to the education of young children in Italy, and follows that revolution across the ocean to North America. It explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school's approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. Lavishly illustrated in full color, this original volume: includes detailed interviews with Italian educators from Reggio Emilia; offers a window into many ateliers within the United States, examining the multiple ways that experience is altered when teachers, parents, and children prepare and work together in the studio setting; addresses the practical aspects of the atelier, including organizing the environment, using materials, and provides examples of projects; and features a comprehensive approach that addresses many varied issues related to children, including learning, collaboration, relationships, and community.
Description : Drawing on extensive interviews with artists and their assistants as well as close readings of artworks, Jones explains that much of the major work of the 1960s was compelling precisely because it was "mainstream"--Central to the visual and economic culture of its time.
Description : Brown details Dr. Dre's life, times, and history, in a way no other work has, brilliantly capturing the history of this music legend.
Description : "Studios are, at once, material environments and symbolic forms, sites of artistic creation and physical labor, and nodes in networks of resource circulation. They are architectural places that generate virtual spaces-worlds built to build worlds. On the outside, they have become icons of corporate identity, while on the inside, they have remained invisible in order to be seen. As such, they have actively faded into the background of critical discourse and into the margins of film and media history. Recovering their hidden role in the history of visual creation, In the Studio demonstrates that when we foreground these worlds, we gain new insights into moving-image culture and the material, ecological, social, political, and economic dynamics that quietly mark the worlds on our screens. Spanning the twentieth century and moving globally, from Japan to Brazil, Mexico to Moscow, and Hollywood to Dubai, this unique collection tells new stories about studio icons--Pinewood, Cinecittà, Churubusco, and CBS--as well as the experimental workplaces of filmmakers and artists from Aleksandr Medvedkin to Charles and Ray Eames and Hollis Frampton"--
Description : They're rich. They're poor. They're all nationalities and they are beautiful, positive teenage girls. Introducing the Black Belt Babez. Not only do they experience success in the martial arts, they carry the lessons and disciplines into the real world of teenage life. They earn the admiration of their peers as they excel in the gym, the classroom, and the streets. Never shedding their femininity, the girls come to the aid of those around them while struggling with differing family issues in their own lives. Chanel, Candy, Carmen, and Carole take on the troubles and obstacles of teenage life in northern Ohio. Parents, friends, boys, music, cars, and the staples of high school life keep tossing surprises into their daily lives. Each has their own life and own quests, but everything converges in the Right Path Studio, where they sweat and kick their way through more than just a workout. They find out that karate and dance have many parallels to real life. Make the right moves and you'll excel. Make the wrong moves and you'll be kicked aside. Or worse. It doesn't matter your background. Becoming a woman is hard. Especially for those who become woman warriors in the true sense. Sex, drugs, violence, deceit, joy, acceptance -- they're all part of the mantle of ascendancy to womanhood. The girls punch and cartwheel their way through their estrogen-fueled adventures to find who they really are. Sometimes the softer feminine tact works best, sometimes dislocating a few joints is more convenient. The dancers at The Studio may not have the in-ya-face graciousness of the Black Belt Babez, but they're every bit as chic and beautiful. When an up and coming boy band needs some beautiful girls for their video, the teen dancers find themselves tangled in more than the boys' muscular arms. Follow the adventures as the fashion-conscience girls take on cheating boyfriends, jealous girlfriends, gangs, street thugs, kidnappers, drug dealers, and sexploiters. That could mean breaking a fingernail or two.
Description : Explores the evolution of the artist's studio since 1960 from a workshop for physical production to its use as an exhibition space, office, and archive, surveying such prominent artists as Seydou Keita, Andy Warhol, and Francesca Woodman.